Plastic Spoon Craft: Bugs on a Branch by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda
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Plastic Spoon Craft: Bugs on a Branch

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 3 plastic spoons
  • 1 sheet green felt
  • Paint: brown black and white, and other colors of your choice
  • Tools: Sandpaper paintbrush, toothpick, scissors, hot glue gun, green marker
  • Leaf pattern in the post


  • Sand the back side of the spoons and the handles.
  • Paint the handles brown.
  • Paint the spoon in colors of your choice.
  • Let them dry then apply a second coat to everything.
  • Use the handle end of a paintbrush to add polka dots. You can use a toothpick for a smaller dot.
  • Use the handle end of the paintbrush to add white for the eyes. Let the white dry completely.
  • Add black dots to the white eyes using a toothpick.
  • Cut out leaves from green felt. Draw the leaf veins on with a green marker.
  • Cut a small hole near the base of each leaf.
  • Insert the spoon handle into the leaf's hole until the leaf can go no further.
  • Add a dab of hot glue to secure the bug to the leaf.


Googly eyes can be used instead of painting the eyes if you prefer.